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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 09:18 PM
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Pirate Parties: from digital rights to political power
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15288907

The German Pirate Party saw a surge in support in Berlin's recent state elections, with all 15 of its candidates winning seats in the state parliament.

The party's success comes amid growing support for the movement in other countries, including Australia, Russia, Tunisia and Mexico.

Initially pirate parties made the news by bringing the subject of digital file-sharing to public attention, but more recently they have scored notable election successes.

This has been achieved in part through their exceptional internet and social media skills, and clever branding; one party has even set up its own WikiLeaks-like whistleblowing site.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 09:39 PM
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1. when they start taking your stuff from you without permission, you will see them differently lol nt
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 10:32 PM
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2. What Programmers sit around all day, often
for over 12 hours, that's not even working...why should they have any rights to the final product? :sarcasm:
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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 11:02 PM
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3. Try reading the article, kids.
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 10:34 PM
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5. Well aren't you precious
going and thinking digital rights only apply to napster and other bandit sites. I highly doubt your OS runs on MP3's and if you might have noticed you are posting on a copyrighted piece of software owned by the DU corporation.
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DocMac Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 02:10 AM
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4. It doesn't seem like they want to take anything.
It looks like they want everything to be transparent.

Information is power...let's see where this goes.
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Katashi_itto Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 03:32 AM
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6. Most pirate parties operate on the premise that everything invented
or created stems from public domain so copyrights actually stymie creativity. They are mainly asking for shorter copyright periods instead of lifetime plus 70 years which is ridiculous.

A great example of taking something that is highly copyrighted and making it something else is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVxe5NIABsI

Or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Za-V_lhwGg&feature=rela...

Just an example
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 06:12 AM
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7. Tunisia
The can be the Barbary Pirate Party (Yes, I know the Barbary Pirates operated in what is today Libya -- but it's possible they holed in parts of Northern Tunisia - maybe)
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